View Full Version : Spawning or what?

07-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Finally something fishy is going on in my fish tank, for months I've had about 4 of my largest tilapias guarding the breeding pots. Never more than one at a time in or around the opening of the pot.

Tonight I went out right before dark to find an orgy of 6 to 7 fish spinning around, head over tails, 69ing each other. This took place for about 3 to 4 minutes, with a short resting period and than another round with 2 to 4 fish.

I got the fry's when they were about 1 inch in size, 10 months ago. Some are now 9 inches in length. I was thinking the guy that sold me the tilapias had changed all of them chemically into males...maybe not!

07-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Congrats! I'm not very familiar with the spawn cycle of tilapia how long before you know if it went well?

Roger L.
07-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Congratulations, maybe you will become a grandfather too.

07-21-2014, 08:20 AM
Thanks guys, not sure on the time frame or even if this was their first time doing the "eddy".

07-21-2014, 09:19 PM
Well it's probably their first time being photographed doing the "eddy".

Roger L.
07-24-2014, 09:23 AM
Fish porn. You may have a new business opportunity.

07-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Becareful I see nothing but red tape and taxes down this road!

09-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Well ho did all the porn turn out? Any extra fins in the tank?

09-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Sorry to say no extra fins in the tank, they must have been spooning. I've have 25 original Tilapia's just over 1 year old...not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I know that I had some females because when I did my autopsies on good healthy looking fish that I found dead, their were some with large sacks of eggs inside.

Some fish act funny and won't eat, when they die it's not a shock. But to find one of my healthy fish floating in the morning, make me wonder what happened in the early morning hours that cause their death . :cry:

Aloha Don
12-18-2014, 11:27 AM
:lol: Heart attack from too much "spooning".... :lol: